Educational summer camps are becoming an important resource for parents who are looking to augment their children's academic skills beyond what they are able to acquire in school, particularly now with the severe budget cutbacks prevalent throughout state and national educational systems.
While some academic summer camps attempt to replicate specific school curricula, other summer enrichment programs help to broaden and deepen students' learning skills in many areas, which can benefit them in all subject areas.
One such summer program is SuperCamp, a learning and life skills summer enrichment camp that has graduated over 57,000 students since 1982. Studies with over 6,000 SuperCamp graduates have shown that 73 percent of students report increased grades after attending SuperCamp. Over 80 percent report an increase in self-esteem and confidence, which reflects that benefits they obtain from the life skills portion of the program.
Even in healthier economic times, SuperCamp was never a substitute for summer school. To the contrary, SuperCamp creates a lively, fast-paced, and engaging environment that students enjoy being at for 7 to 10 days. In addition, participants reside on campus at one of the nine college campuses where SuperCamp is held, sleeping in the dorms, eating in the cafeterias and soaking in the positive collegiate atmosphere.
Now, with the economy hurting, parents see SuperCamp as an even more valuable investment in their student’s future, an investment that pays long-term dividends in terms of higher grades, college preparation, college acceptance and career opportunities.
With the first SuperCamp sessions already underway, there are only a few spots left for 2011 dates. For more information, or to enroll, visit SuperCamp.com or call 800-285-3276 to speak with an enrollment specialist.